LOOK: Wading, uh, wedding in floodwater

Camille Elemia
LOOK: Wading, uh, wedding in floodwater
'For better or for worse,' flood can't stop this couple's wedding at Santo Rosario Church in Hagonoy, Bulacan

MANILA, Philippines – True to their vow, couple Jefferson and Jobel de los Angeles pushed through with their wedding “for better or for worse” on Saturday, August 11.

Heavy rain and floodwater did not stop the two from exchanging their vows inside the inundated Santo Rosario Church in Hagonoy, Bulacan.

It was even a double celebration for them, as it was also the baptism of their youngest daughter. 

Photos and a video posted by their aunt, Tere Bañarez Bautista, showed their families and friends sharing the joy of Saturday’s event. 

The Facebook video proves that nothing dampened the spirit of the bride, as she walked down the aisle with her parents while submerged in floodwater.

In these photos, barefoot guests, sponsors, and other members of the entourage were all smiles with the couple. Truly a unique wedding experience.

WEDDING. The wedding goes on for their couple and the guests, as they brave floods inside the church. Photo from Tere Bañarez Bautista

DOUBLE CELEBRATION. The couple also welcomes their youngest daughter to the Christian world. Photo from Tere Bañarez Bautista

SPONSORS. Floodwater? No problem. Sponsors remove their footwear as shown in this picture. Photo from Tere Bañarez Bautista

KIDS. Even the children are game for photo ops amid the floods inside the church. Photo from Tere Bañarez Bautista

FLOOD. Family and friends submerged in water during the wedding. Photo from Tere Bañarez Bautista

Heavy rain from the southwest monsoon or hanging habagat enhanced by Tropical Storm Karding (Yagi) had triggered flooding in Bulacan and other parts of the Philippines. (READ: #WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Monday, August 13– Rappler.com

Camille Elemia

Camille Elemia is Rappler's lead reporter for media, disinformation issues, and democracy. She won an ILO award in 2017. She received the prestigious Fulbright-Hubert Humphrey fellowship in 2019, allowing her to further study media and politics in the US. Email camille.elemia@rappler.com